- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: April 4, 2017
- Price: $17.95
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 1-4197-2304-9
- EAN: 9781419723049
- Page Count: 320
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English
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Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus
"Biren's debut novel offers a tender look at a particular moment in the lives of two teens...The best kind of tragic love story."
"Fans of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books will find much to love in this emotional romance."— School Library Journal
"Biren’s tender story aches as the teens and their families try to put the pieces of their lives together again and find a way to heal... The compelling story will leave readers feeling the characters’ pain and cheering for them at the same time—and looking forward to more from this author."— Booklist
About the author
Sara Biren earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a member of the YA Buccaneers, the Swanky Seventeens, SCBWI, and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She lives outside of Minneapolis with her husband and two children.